Exam and Teeth Cleaning
The basis of preventive dentistry are regular exams and cleanings. Dental examinations help to diagnose disease before it progresses to a serious problem. Regular examinations can help save a patient's teeth, time and money by alleviating dental problems while they are small and before they become extensive and expensive to repair or in some cases impossible to repair. Teeth cleaning or prophy removes plaque from the teeth. Plaque is a sticky and colorless film that releases toxins which causes gum disease and tooth decay. We customize cleanings on the basis of your periodontal health. Ultrasonic scalars are used to make the procedure more comfortable and effective as well as removing extrinsic stains and polishing the teeth. In addition we may use medicated gels along with prescription mouth rinses and toothpaste if necessary. Regular dental checkups and cleanings are a vital part of preventive dentistry.